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Goldmine Youth Leadership School

Goldmine is an intense leadership school for youth focusing on self-reflection and leadership skills. Youth learn concrete leadership skills, learn to lead a worship in a wide variety of youth worship styles, and work to articulate the faith based grounding for their values and leadership. The day includes youth led worship, silent self-reflection time, and small group reflection time in addition to time for hanging out and playing together! The school is taught by pairs of youth and adult co-trainers. Youth co-trainers are former Goldmine students.

Youth should be graduating from grades 9-12 or the equivalent home school age and 14-18. Youth outside that range who wish to attend Goldmine should contact the Evin Carvill-Ziemer, eziemer [at] uua [dot] org.

Youth Goldmine Alumni! Apply to be Goldmine staff for 2017! Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15th. Apply now!

There are two or more offerings of this training each summer in the Central East Region. Registration will open in April 2017. For 2017 the training dates and locations are:

  • Great Lakes Goldmine—July 2-8, East Shore UU Church, Kirtland, OH.
    $425 by June 1, $475 thereafter. Cancellation date and registration deadline is June 15. $50 late fee after June 15 if space available. Please note housing will be on a church floor.
  • Chesapeake Goldmine—July 2-8, UU Congregation of Fairfax, VA.
    $425 by June 1, $475 thereafter. Cancellation date and registration deadline is June 15. $50 late fee after June 15 if space available. Please note housing will be on a church floor.
  • Goldmine East—August 21-27, Murray Grove, NJ
    $645 by July 1, $675 thereafter. Cancellation date is July 15. $50 late fee after July 15 if space available.

Half Scholarships are available for this event. These scholarships should be matched by congregational funding (therefore equaling a full scholarship). Email eziemer [at] uua [dot] org for ideas on how to arrange this. 

All tuition must be paid in full by cancellation date. Full refund available until cancellation date. $75 processing fee afterwards until two weeks before event. Refunds after this only available in cases of illness.

Have questions? Check our FAQ. Still need an answer? Email Evin Ziemer, eziemer [at] uua [dot] org

What youth say about Goldmine:

"This was the single most transformative experience of my entire life."

"Youth Leadership was by far the highlight of my summer last year and one of the most valuable experiences that I have ever had. I promise that I am not exaggerating at all!"

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